The story is told that Ludwig von Mises was once asked, "Do you mean to say that the government should have done nothing during the Great Depression?" Mises responded, "I mean to say it should have started doing nothing long before that." I hope the story is not apocryphal, because it perfectly sums up the government’s proper role in managing the economy: none.
The rest of this week's TGIF, "Less than Nothing," is here.
Cross-posted at Anything Peaceful.